Sorry to keep bothering this group with my questions, but I'm very new
to owning a Dodge. My friend traded me his '92 Dodge Dakota for my '71
Husky dirt bike (bike runs, only has 3200 original miles on it) last week.
What I've noticed with the Dakota (2.5L 4 banger, five speed, TFI, 2WD)
is that although it runs all right otherwise, it does two strange things:
1. When you first start the motor, it races for a few seconds and then
slows down to a normal idle. This may be a normal choke sequence, I
don't know, but:
2. As soon as the truck starts moving in a forward direction (either
coasting in neutral OR in gear- doesn't matter) the motor starts racing
a bit again and won't stop doing it until I come to a complete stop. It
doesn't do this when rolling in reverse. To my way of thinking, this
sounds like some kind of sensor problem like maybe the vehicle speed
sensor on the tranny, but who knows?
My friend said that it hasn't always done item 2.
Does anybody have any idea why this is happening?